CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 9, Issue 25 - August 11, 2009

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

ANNUAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION SYMPOSIUM
THE “CREEPING LEGALISM” OF LABOR ARBITRATION
OCT. 9, 9 am-12:45 pm, MU LAW SCHOOL COURTROOM
The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution will host a symposium to explore the history of “creeping legalism” and evaluate its effect on the practice of labor arbitration. Presenters also will assess the effect of legalization of labor arbitration in other forms of dispute resolution. Prof. Rafael Gely is organizing this event. For more information on the program and panelists, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Details will be posted on the web site soon.

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

THOMAS ALPHA ORDAINED AND TAKES NEW POSITION
Thomas Alpha (LL.M. '07) recently was fully ordained as reverend minister of the gospel. He also recently became head of human resources and company secretary with Bank PHB Sierra Leone Limited. As head of human resources he manages employee/employer disputes, customer complaints, claim settlements, recruitment negotiations, staff motivation and development.

JEFF GOLDFIEN FEATURED IN LEGAL NEWSPAPER
Jeff Goldfien (LL.M. '05) was featured in The Recorder, a legal newspaper for California.  The article discusses Goldfien's' mediation business.  To read the article, see http://www.law.com/jsp/PubArticle.jsp?id=1202431489471.

MICHAEL MORONI PUBLISHES ARTICLE
Michael Moroni (LL.M. '09), will publish his article , “The Missouri Workers Compensation Legal Advisor System:  Can It Be Resurrected Under the New Law?”, in the SIU Law Journal. This article is based on his Major Research Project paper. 

PAULA YOUNG REAPPOINTED TO MEDIATOR REVIEW COMMITTEE
Paula Young (LL.M. '03) will continue to serve on the the Mediator Review Committee with the Supreme Court of Virginia. The committee is the regulatory body that reviews complaints filed by unhappy parties against mediators.  Virginia is one of only six or seven states in the U.S. with a system for disciplining mediators working in court-connected mediation programs.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

CALL FOR PAPERS: CONFERENCE ON INVESTMENT TREATY LAW AND ARBITRATION
A conference on investment treaty law and arbitration, “Evolution and Revolution in Substance and Procedure,” will be Feb. 19-20 in Sidney, Australia. For details on abstract submission, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Abstract deadline: Aug. 31.    

CALL FOR PAPERS: CONFERENCE ON USER-DRIVEN APPROACHES IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The Tilburg Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Civil Law and Conflict Resolution Systems announces an interdisciplinary conference to be held Nov. 16-17 at Tilburg University in The Netherlands. For more information on the paper submissions, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Abstract deadline: Oct. 1.

ABA ADVANCED MEDIATION AND ADVOCACY SKILLS INSTITUTE
OCT. 15-16, PHILADELPHIA, PA
The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution is sponsoring its seventh annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills InstituteProf. John Lande will be one of the faculty.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEPUTY OMBUDSMAN, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD
The National Institutes of Health Center for Cooperative Resolution seeks a deputy ombudsman. Application deadline:  Aug. 20.

OMBUDS, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY
FORT MYERS, FL
Florida Gulf Coast University seeks an ombuds and assistant to the president. Application deadline:  Aug. 21.

PROGRAM MANAGER, NEW YORK STATE AGRICULTURAL MEDIATION PROGRAM
TROY, NY
The New York State Agricultural Mediation Program seeks a program managerApplication deadline:  Aug. 21.

OMBUDSPERSON, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs at Harvard Medical School seeks an ombudsperson.